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  • Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington
    Community Resources Chair s Welcome ESS Photo Gallery Mission Statement Department History Awards Honors Scholarly Activity Fact Sheet Facilities Employment Contact ESS Support ESS Faculty Graduate Students Staff Everybody Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Courses Student Services Student Services Blog Contact Us Groups Centers Programs Labs News Events Announcements Exams Seminars Lectures Meetings Newsletter ESS Awards Graduation Burke Museum Pacific NW Earthquakes Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant

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  • Intranet
    Staff Everybody Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Courses Student Services Student Services Blog Contact Us Groups Centers Programs Labs News Events Announcements Exams Seminars Lectures Meetings Newsletter ESS Awards Graduation Burke Museum Pacific NW Earthquakes Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant GeoMapNW Tsunamis Lightning WWLLN UW LibSphere Rockin Out Dept Forms Grants Computing Faculty Minutes Web Site Map Policies and Procedures Dept Safety Intranet Forms Grants with FAQ

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  • UW ESS - Contact the Department
    Pacific NW Earthquakes Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant GeoMapNW Tsunamis Lightning WWLLN UW LibSphere Rockin Out Chair s Welcome ESS Photo Gallery Mission Statement Department History Awards Honors Scholarly Activity Fact Sheet Facilities Employment Contact ESS Support ESS Contact the Department The Department of Earth and Space Sciences is housed in Johnson Hall at the University of Washington s Seattle campus Department Offices and Mailing Address

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  • UW ESS - About the Department Menu
    Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant GeoMapNW Tsunamis Lightning WWLLN UW LibSphere Rockin Out Chair s Welcome ESS Photo Gallery Mission Statement Department History Awards Honors Scholarly Activity Fact Sheet Facilities Employment Contact ESS Support ESS About ESS The mission of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is to further the understanding of Earth the solar system and their histories We invite you to explore our

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  • UW ESS People Menu
    Contact Us Groups Centers Programs Labs News Events Announcements Exams Seminars Lectures Meetings Newsletter ESS Awards Graduation Burke Museum Pacific NW Earthquakes Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant GeoMapNW Tsunamis Lightning WWLLN UW LibSphere Rockin Out Faculty Academic and Research Adjunct Affiliate Post Doctoral Emeritus All Faculty Graduate Students Staff Everybody Department People People are the lifeblood of any University Department Here in the ESS department we

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  • UW ESS Courses
    Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Courses Student Services Student Services Blog Contact Us Groups Centers Programs Labs News Events Announcements Exams Seminars Lectures Meetings Newsletter ESS Awards Graduation Burke Museum Pacific NW Earthquakes Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant GeoMapNW Tsunamis Lightning WWLLN UW LibSphere Rockin Out Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Courses Student Services Student Services Blog Contact Us Education Undergraduate Program Information for current and prospective undergraduate

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  • UW ESS research page
    Courses Student Services Student Services Blog Contact Us Groups Centers Programs Labs News Events Announcements Exams Seminars Lectures Meetings Newsletter ESS Awards Graduation Burke Museum Pacific NW Earthquakes Recent Earthquakes Pacific NW Volcanoes WA NASA Space Grant GeoMapNW Tsunamis Lightning WWLLN UW LibSphere Rockin Out Groups Centers Programs Labs Research Groups Atmospheres and Space Climate and Paleoclimate Anderson Gillespie Huntington Porter Roe Steig Warren Planetary Sciences Bandfield Catling Gillespie Harnett Montgomery Winebrenner Wood Space Physics Harnett Hernandez Holzworth McCarthy Winglee Geobiology Astrobiology Brown Buick Gillespie Nelson Ward Warren Winglee Geomicrobiology Buick Gorman Lewis Paleontology Buick Nesbitt Ward Solid Earth Economic Geology Cheney Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism Booker Isotope Geochemistry Buick Nelson Sletten Steig Stone Swanson Teng Ward Mineral Physics Abramson Brown Paleoseismology and Neotectonics Atwater Bourgeois Crider Sherrod Titov Petrology Mineralogy Geochemistry Bachmann Bergantz McCallum Nelson Teng Sedimentology Stratigraphy Sedimentary Petrology Bourgeois Buick Cheney Huntington Nittrouer Seismology and Tectonics Bodin Creager Crider Gomberg Houston Malone Odom Pratt Schmidt Vidale Wilcock Structural Geology Tectonics and Geodynamics Bergantz Booker Cowan Crider Duvall Huntington Roe Schmidt Volcanology Bachmann Bergantz Malone Nelson Surface Processes Cosmogenic Stable Isotope Geochemistry Sletten Steig Stone Swanson Geomorphology Crider Duvall Hallet Huntington Montgomery Putkonen Roe Stone Glaciology Conway Hallet Joughin

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  • UW ESS News
    the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation as well as highlight some of the plasma lab work Full Story Congratulations to All of Our New Graduates Saturday June 15 2013 Congrats to our 12 13 ESS Graduates We are proud of you Be sure to check out our Facebook page for some great photos Commencement via Winglee Full Story No life on the red planet Saturday June 15 2013 David Catling and Jon Toner talk to The Daily about inhospitable conditions for life on Mars Full Story Scientists resolve a 3 5 billion year old mystery of life Tuesday June 4 2013 Roger Buick talks to UW Today about the importance of introduced phosphorus to the development of life as we know it Full Story Congratulations to the College Award Winners Monday May 20 2013 ESS did very well in the College s annual awards with 5 ESSers being recognized Congratulations to Graduate Dean s Medalist Kate Allstadt Outstanding Community Impact Karl Lang Undergraduate Dean s Medalist Taryn Black and Distinguished Staff Member Carlos Chavez Full Story UW ranked sixth in US and eighth in world for academic performance Thursday May 9 2013 A new ranking has placed the UW 6th in the US and 8th in the world The study looked at academic quality related to research Full Story John Vidale speaks about four large Pacific Rim earthquakes in two days Wednesday April 11 2012 From king5 com For Washington State s Seismologist Dr John Vidale Wednesday was one of those rare days when it didn t seem to end First there was the major quake in Indonesia which took up most of the morning and by afternoon the earth was moving off the coast of Oregon about the same time another temblor hit Mexico None of the earthquakes caused widespread damage or injuries But three large shakers in such a short time begs the question Full Story ESS doctoral work of Sanjoy Som published in Nature Wednesday March 28 2012 The analysis of 2 7 billion year old fossil raindrop imprints done as part of the ESS doctoral work of Sanjoy Som was recently published in Nature This work has quantitatively constrained ancient atmospheric density using direct physical geology for the first time The work also involved UW faculty Roger Buick and David Catling Also see the Full Story Louis Agassiz Medal 2012 awarded to Ian Joughin Monday November 14 2011 Many congratulations to Ian Joughin winner of the 2012 Louis Agassiz Medal Original Message from Hilmar Gudmundsson It gives be great pleasure to be able to announce that the Louis Agassiz Medal 2012 is awarded to Ian Joughin This medal was established in 2005 by the Division on Cryospheric Sciences of EGU iin recognition of the scientific achievements of Louis Agassiz It is reserved for individuals in recognition of their outstanding scientific Prof John Vidale comments in Nature regarding New Madrid seismic zone Wednesday November 9 2011 Follow the link below to read Prof Vidale s comments on one hypothesis regarding the danger of the New Madrid siesmic zone Full Story Lightning detection could confirm volcano eruptions WWLLN Sunday October 30 2011 Anchorage Daily News reports on WWLLN s lightning detection as a means of detecting volcanos with comments from Prof Robert Holzworth Lightning flashes through a cloud of ash pouring out of a remote Alaska volcano A radio signal from the electrical discharge travels thousands of miles in milliseconds and gets picked up by dozens of antennas A computer sends an alert to volcano researchers The volcanologists warn pilots and a plane traveling from Anchorage t Full Story Did NextEarthquake com Really Forecast the Hawaii Earthquake Monday October 24 2011 More comments from Prof John Vidale regarding earthquake prediction in Hawaii Full Story Kate Huntington and Gina Schmalzle invited to White House event UPDATE Wednesday October 5 2011 Prof Kate Huntington and former ESS postdoc Gina Schmalzle were present at the White House for the announcement of the NSF Career Life Balance Initiative This event featured comments from NSF Director Subra Suresh as well as First Lady Michelle Obama You can read more about the event and initiative at UW Today or on the Full Story Earthquake Magnifying Pocket Beneath Seattle Seen in New Detail Wednesday September 28 2011 From ouramazingplanet com The deep basin that lies beneath Seattle is a source of seismic worry for scientists because the shape and material of the basin amplify ground shaking Scientists hope that new research into the nature of this basin could help predict the seismic hazards this area faces The basin under Seattle essentially holds complex layers of sediment within a bowl of rock Such basins can trap and focus seismic energy within them This is due to how Full Story Sequim Whole lotta shakin going on Wednesday September 28 2011 An article featuring research by Abhi Ghosh and PNSN s array of arrays from sequimgazette com A 6 4 magnitude earthquake that struck western British Columbia in early September made headlines around the world But when another earthquake one possibly measuring higher on the Moment Magnitude Scale struck in Sequim last August no one wrote about it In fact only a very few people even noticed it There s a good reason for that while the B C q Full Story Prof Vidale Comments on California Quake project Monday September 26 2011 From the Associated Press In the ongoing quest to better anticipate earthquakes scientists embarked on an ambitious experiment Identify the likeliest places where magnitude 4 9 quakes or stronger would occur in seismically active California over a five year period Half a dozen teams decided to give it a shot They developed sophisticated computer models submitted their best guesses and waited As part of the ground rules they could not change their forecasts Full Story Prof Kate Huntington and Gina Schmalzle invited to White House event Monday September 26 2011 Prof Kate Huntington and ESS postdoc Gina Schmalzle have been invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to attend and event to announce New Workplace Flexibility Policies to Support America s Scientists and their Families at the White House on Monday They are two of only 14 scientists invited to attend the event You can watch the event live at 4 00pm EDT 1 00pm PDT at http www whitehouse gov live Full Story PNSN Records Current Events Monday September 26 2011 From kirotv com A gas leak caused a massive explosion that rattled homes turned a North Seattle home into a ball of fire and injured two Monday morning The force from the explosion was large enough that it registered at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Read more at kirotv com This event was also covered by Full Story Warning system may provide precious seconds before earthquake hits Tuesday September 20 2011 From king5 com featuring Prof Paul Bodin A computer program that counts down to violent shaking could possibly give the West Coast a warning before a major quake hits According to Paul Bodin a Research Professor in Geophysics at the University of Washington the system could be in place here in Washington in about three years Washington s early warning system would focus on the large subduction zone earthquakes off our coast similar to t Full Story Scientists Worry over Bizarre Trial for Failing to Predict Earthquake Tuesday September 20 2011 From livescience com with comments from Prof John Vidale Six Italian scientists and one government official are set to go to trial today in Italy Sept 20 on charges of manslaughter for not warning the public aggressively enough of an impending earthquake that killed more than 300 people in 2009 While such a trial is unlikely on U S soil experts say American geologists and seismologists are watching closely surprised at a legal system that would attempt t Full Story Vancouver Spared from Harm in 6 4 Earthquake Friday September 9 2011 From bloomberg com A magnitude 6 4 earthquake struck 175 miles west of Vancouver causing buildings to sway in the Pacific coast Canadian city while causing no reported damage The quake took place on a secondary fault not the major Cascadia Subduction Zone said John Vidale director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington in Seattle There was no tsunami because the edges of the fault moved sideways not up and down so a m Full Story Earthquake prediction still stymies scientists Sunday September 4 2011 From washingtontimes com via AP The East Coast earthquake left more than just residents unaccustomed to feeling the ground shake and sway in a daze It also surprised some scientists who spend their careers trying to untangle the mysteries of sudden ground shifts They lived through the checkered history of earthquake prediction filled with passioned debates failed oracles and the enduring search for warning signs that may portend a powerful quake The Ea Full Story At New Madrid Fault Shaky Guesses On Next Quake Saturday August 27 2011 From NPR The magnitude 5 8 earthquake that rattled the eastern U S on Tuesday took everyone even geologists by surprise But even when there are reasons to think an earthquake could be around the corner scientists still can t make good predictions It has now been 200 years since the last major earthquakes rocked the New Madrid Seismic Zone a fault system that runs down the central U S through parts of Illinois Missouri Kentucky Full Story Should the East Coast Worry About a Tsunami Discovery News Wednesday August 24 2011 Discovery News discusses tsunamis in the wake of the earthquake on the East Coast Among the concerns was the possibility of a tsunami Even though yesterday s quake for a variety of reasons posed no threat of creating devastating waves the question remains could a seismic event some day spark a tsunami on the East Coast much like the ones that have devastated Japan Indonesia and other parts of the world in recent years Normally it takes a magnitude Full Story Why A Quake In Virginia Isn t As Rare As It Sounds Tuesday August 23 2011 From NPR The earthquake that rattled the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon from its Virginia epicenter to Washington D C and the islands off Massachusetts was indeed rare geologists say But only because of its size at a magnitude of 5 8 it was the largest temblor to hit Virginia since 1897 when the largest quake on record a 5 9 quake struck East Coast earthquakes are typically felt in a wider area than those in Califo Full Story Professor Robert Winglee Chairship Renewed Monday August 22 2011 Professor Robert Winglee s chairship in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been renewed In an email announcement College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich had this to say I am very pleased to report that Professor Robert Winglee has agreed to serve for an additional five year term as Chair of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences I would like to thank all of those who took the time to provide valuable feedback during the cha Full Story Peter Ward Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences Monday July 25 2011 Congratulations to Prof Ward for his election into to the Washington State Academy of Sciences Full Story Conway B Leovy Saturday July 9 2011 Conway B Leovy Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics July 16 1934 July 9 2011 Full Story Huge rock avalanches rumble down Mount Rainier Tuesday June 28 2011 University of Washington graduate student Max Stevens and his father were about to head out across the Nisqually Glacier to retrieve a GPS instrument used to measure the glacier s movement I heard it first and looked up and saw a house sized block of rock falling off Nisqually Cleaver he said The pair were on skis and they skedaddled Full Story Ten years after Nisqually quake Northwest s seismic dangers still lurk Wednesday February 16 2011 From UW Today In the decade since the Nisqually earthquake shook buildings rattled nerves and rolled the ground in Western Washington the level of seismic danger in the Pacific Northwest hasn t changed But scientific ideas about the danger have evolved and the ability to study and prepare for it has improved immensely Professors Steve Malone and John Vidale talk about seismic activity in the Pacific Northwest ten years after the Nisqually quake Full Story On Shaky Ground Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest KCTS Channel 9 Special Tuesday January 11 2011 This KCTS 9 special features Bill Steele John Vidale and Ken Creager of the PNSN Click through for a full length video of the special Full Story Lynch s TD run shook area around Seahawks Qwest Field Monday January 10 2011 Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch s touchdown run during a playoff game last weekend caused a fan reaction which shook the stadium as well as the surrounding area According to SI com John Vidale director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says that a seismic monitoring station about 100 yards west of the stadium registered seismic activity during Lynch s fourth quarter run that clinched Seattle s 41 36 victory Full Story John Vidale discusses slow slip high magnitude earthquakes Monday January 3 2011 Watch the news story featuring Professor John Vidale from Q13 Full Story WWLLN detects volcanic eruptions Tuesday December 21 2010 From The Seattle Times A University of Washington based network that monitors lightning around the globe has an unexpected new use detecting volcanic eruptions that could be hazardous to aviation The article describes the new use for Prof Robert Holzworth s World Wide Lightning Location Network Full Story Craig Weaver receives the Department of Interior s Distinguished Service Award Wednesday November 10 2010 Craig Weaver today received the Department of Interior s Distinguished Service Award one of it s highest honors This award is In recognition of three decades of leadership in natural hazards research and programs and in engaging the USGS with other federal agencies states and counties and the private sector Read the entire citation at the link below Full Story Prof Dave Montgomery featured on UWTV s UW 360 Monday October 18 2010 Prof Montgomery was featured on the October 2010 edition of the UWTV show UW 360 where they discuss the Howard Hansen Dam and Take a look at the potentially disastrous results of building homes and businesses along flood prone rivers and what we can do to avoid catastrophe Watch the segment at the link below Full Story Distinguished ESS Alum Rob Thomas Honored once more Friday September 24 2010 From mtstandard com The Montana Board of Regents has bestowed its highest honor on University of Montana Western Professor Robert Thomas The Regents named Thomas Regents Professor during their bi monthly meeting Thursday Sept 23 on the campus of Montana Tech of the University of Montana During his 17 years of service to the Montana University System Dr Thomas has been an exemplary teacher providing and advocating for experiential educatio Full Story UW PNSN Seismograph Detected Sonic Booms Tuesday August 17 2010 The PNSN detected the sonic booms heard during President Obama s visit to Seattle last week Prof Vidale talks to Kiro 7 TV about the event Full Story WWLLN in the news Monday August 16 2010 WWLLN made the news again this time referenced by CNN in an article about the recent bad weather Columbian plane crash From cnn com CNN World Weather confirmed the presence of multiple lightning strikes around the San Andres airport at the time of the crash Analysis of data from the World Wide Lightning Location Network indicates there were 11 strikes within 6 miles 10 kilometers of the ru Full Story Slow moving silent quakes being tracked by UW seismologists Tuesday August 10 2010 From king5 com University of Washington seismologists are closely monitoring another slow moving tremor that s been detected under the Olympic Peninsula You can t feel this kind of earthquake despite the fact that they release considerable energy The reason is that they take weeks to unfold These so called silent quakes are also known as deep tremor or tremor and slip events and occur miles under ground Watch the videos featuring Prof John Vidale from Full Story Prof Estella Leopold awarded International Cosmos Prize Sunday July 25 2010 From uwnews org A prize claimed by renowned conservationists such as David Attenborough and directors of some of the world s largest botanic gardens has been awarded to Estella Leopold a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology forest resources and quaternary research Professor Leopold is an Adjunct Professor Emeritus in ESS and former director of the QRC Full Story Seismology The secret chatter of giant faults Wednesday July 14 2010 From nature com An imminent swarm of tiny quakes beneath western North America could help seismologists prepare for a big one but only if they can learn to interpret the tremors finds Naomi Lubick Features UW Seismology research Full Story Pacific Northwest Megaquake Imminent Friday May 28 2010 Prof John Vidale discusses the probability of a megaquake in the Pacific Northwest with Discovery News Full Story UW ESS 2010 Honors and Awards Ceremony Thursday May 20 2010 The annual ESS Honors and Awards Ceremony was held on May 20th 2010 Numerous awards honors and scholarships were given to ESS students faculty and staff See link for more info and slideshow Full Story Genius rewarded in the ESS department Saturday May 8 2010 UW ESS Professor David Montgomery has been selected as a 2008 MacArthur Fellow receiving what is commonly known as a genius grant a prestigious 5 year grant of money to support his research and other pursuits Additional information can be found at http uwnews org article asp articleID 43719 http seattletimes nwsource com html localnews 2008196765 genius23m0 html http seattlepi nwsource com local 6420ap genius grants Full Story Icelandic volcano Ash cloud thins as eruption loses

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